Prior to taking up the post of CEO with Tearfund Ireland, Sharan led the development of “The Base” (a flagship project of the EU/NDP URBAN II Programme in the Republic of Ireland), a €6 million capital build project and multi-disciplinary service working with children and young people. She was the founding Chief Executive for ten years before joining Tearfund.
Sharan is the current Chair of Dóchas, the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations and Vice-Chair of EU-CORD Administrative Council, the European Network of Christian Relief and Development NGOs.
Sharan has over 18 years of senior management experience working with NGOs supporting the most marginalised and vulnerable in Ireland and overseas. She has made representations on behalf of those most affected by poverty and injustice at various national and European levels and fora. Sharan holds an MBA (International Marketing) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.